Are you a writer? Join us! Our programs help writers network, develop their skills, and promote their work. Canadian Authors has branches across the country and an active community of members-at-large. We would love to have you be part of our community. (Please note that full memberships are only available to writers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. If you don’t qualify, you can join as a Supporting Member for the same rate.)

New Member? Read This First!

If you’re joining for the first time, ignore the Member Login field on the right — it’s only there for renewing members, since they must login to their account before renewing.

Note that new members receive a 25% discount. To get the discount, scroll down to select select your membership type and add it to your cart, then use intro-1 in the coupon code field and click the Apply Coupon button. Note that the discount will not be reflected in your cart total until after you have clicked the Proceed To Checkout button.

Selecting Your Membership

Click on the membership category (Professional, Regular, Student) to learn more about any conditions that apply to that category, particularly Professional and Student.

Ready to join/renew? Click Add to Cart under the membership type you want. Note that:

  • Applicable taxes will be applied further in the process
  • If you’re applying for professional designation, you need to join first and then send in the completed Application for Professional Designation and relevant support

Renewing your membership?

Be sure to log in to your online membership account (see Member Login to the right)  before renewing to avoid technical issues and a duplicate account — even if your membership has expired.

Forgotten the username you selected? You can use your email address in the Username field. If you can’t recall your password, click on the Forgot password? link in the Member login field, and a new password will be emailed to you.

Once you’re logged in, click on the Renew button. Please select the appropriate membership type below. If you’re upgrading to Professional designation, remember to send us your support documentation along with a completed Application for Designation form.

Don’t qualify to be a full member? You can still join us as a Supporting Member — contact us at admin(at)canadianauthors.org for more information.

 

Security & Payment Methods

Our site is SSL secure to help maintain privacy. You can choose to pay by cheque or credit card. The fastest and most convenient way is by credit card as once your payment is processed, you are given complete access to the Members Only area and are able to set up and maintain your member profile, as well as decide what information should be viewable by the public on the Member Directory.

If you choose to pay by cheque, there will be a processing delay on your account as registration is only complete once your payment is received. Please join or renew online if at all possible — you will have the option to select Pay by Cheque — and then make sure you send your cheque, including applicable taxes (see notes below), as soon as possible afterwards. You will receive an email confirmation once your account is confirmed.

NOTE: We have closed our Spadina Avenue office in Toronto as a result of the pandemic and the need to reduce our costs. If you need to renew by cheque, please mail to:

Canadian Authors
c/o Anita Purcell
45 Penetang Street
Orillia, ON L3V 3N3

If you are an existing member but have difficulty renewing online, you can also renew by calling this phone number to pay by credit card: 705-955-0716 

Note that, if necessary, you can pay your membership dues in installments by selecting the Pay by Cheque option online, completing the process, and then mailing up to four post-dated cheques to the address provided when you call or email. (Please remember to include the tax portion in your total payment.)

A Quick Note about Taxes on Your Membership Dues

Click the section that applies to you.

Professional and Regular Membership Rate

HST at 13%

New Member Discounted Rate (Enter coupon code intro-1 to get 25% off the regular rate)

One year: 131.25 + 17.06 = $148.31

Two years: 262.50 + 34.12 = $296.62

 

Membership Renewal Rate

One-year: $175 + $22.75 = $197.75

Two-year: $330 + $42.90 = $372.90

 

Student Membership Rate*

One-year: $50 + $6.50 = $56.50

* Proof of full-time attendance at an accredited institution must be provided annually.

Professional and Regular Membership Rate

HST at 15%

New Member Discounted Rate (Enter coupon code intro-1 to get 25% off the regular rate)

One year: 131.25 + 19.69 = $150.94

Two years: 262.50 + 39.38 = $301.88

 

Membership Renewal Rate

One-year: $175 + $26.25 = $201.25

Two-year: $330 + $49.50 = $379.50

 

Student Membership Rate*

One Year: $50 + $7.50 = $57.50

* Proof of full-time attendance at an accredited institution must be provided annually.

Professional and Regular Membership Rate

GST at 5%

New Member Discounted Rate (Enter coupon code intro-1 to get 25% off the regular rate)

One year: 131.25 + 6.56 = $137.81

Two years: 262.50 + 13.13 = $275.63

 

Membership Renewal Rate

One-year: $175 + $8.75 = $183.75

Two-year: $330 + $16.50 = $346.50

 

Student Membership Rate*

One Year: $50 + $2.50 = $52.50

* Proof of full-time attendance at an accredited institution must be provided annually.